Category Archive: Alexandra Ianoul

Final Blogpost | Acayaba Bathhouse

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  After the midterm crit, I proposed a thesis question. “How does CHANGING the ORIENTATION, ELEVATION, and the relationship with the SURROUNDINGS of the inhabited space effect it’s ATMOSPHERE?” With the question in… Continue reading

Underground Addition Process | Playing with Organization

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In this phase of my addition process I have decided to play around with the organization of my additions plan. I started out with using the already existing site plan, and cut out… Continue reading

light explorations | underground

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How does changing the orientation, elevation, and surrounding environment of an inhabited space effect the atmosphere? With that question in mind, I looked into creating an addition which embodied nothing in relation to… Continue reading

Light + Shadow Explorations | Detail Progress

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With this stage in my design process I am looking into how light and shadow effects a glass surface; alongside how different kinds of like glass formations and opacities create different projections and… Continue reading

Earth Subtracting | Studio Explorations

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For this stage of my studio project, I have decided to explore the idea of a subtractive method of creating an enclosure. In contrast to my assigned home, the Acayabe House by Marcos… Continue reading

Essay on Juhani Pallasmaa’s “The Eyes of the Skin” | Shadows and Sound

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After reading “The Eyes of the Skin” by Juhani Pallasmaa I found certain similarities between the book and my architectural concept that I will be exploring. For a re-cap, the architectural question I… Continue reading

Acayaba House Midterm Review

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After my midterm criticism I realized that my house had a much more appealing aesthetic. It was pointed out to me that the load distribution was not only horizontal but also vertically dispersed.… Continue reading

Acayaba House: Creative Analysis

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For my creative analysis I wanted to explore the basis of human activity within the Acayaba House. In terms of activity I am referring to the idea of movement, social interactions, sound, and… Continue reading

Acayaba House: Model Making Process

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My Model making process: When constructing some of the floors for my model of Marcos Acayaba’s ; Acayaba House, I came across some difficulty with achieving the perfect dimensions and even proportions of… Continue reading

Acayaba House

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First Imperssion of Marcos Acayaba’s Acayaba House My initial reaction of this home located in Guaruja, Sao Paulo, Brazil was that it is both a tree and a tree house; simultaneously integrating and… Continue reading